Brian Christian

Brian Christian

Brian Christian is the author of the bestselling nonfiction books The Most Human Human, named a New York Times editors' choice and a New Yorker favorite book of the year, and (with Tom Griffiths) Algorithms to Live By, an Amazon best science book and MIT Technology Review best book of the year.

Christian's writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as peer-reviewed journals such as Cognitive Science. He has been featured on The Daily Show and Radiolab, and has lectured at Google, Facebook, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics. His work has won several awards, including publication in Best American Science & Nature Writing, and has been translated into eighteen languages.

Christian holds degrees in philosophy, computer science, and poetry from Brown University and the University of Washington. Apart from his writing work, he is an active open-source contributor to projects such as Ruby on Rails, as well as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley.

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Best Sellers

    • Algorithms to Live By

    • The Computer Science of Human Decisions
    • By: Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
    • Narrated by: Brian Christian
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,095
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,645
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,569

    A fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How do you prioritize when everything is top priority? I have an answer now.

    • By Megan Carr on 01-31-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Most Human Human

    • What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive
    • By: Brian Christian
    • Narrated by: Brian Christian
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 381
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 377

    The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wedding of Computer Science and Philosophy

    • By Roy on 03-13-11

    Regular price: $28.00

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